Jessica Cerretani

Teaching Lessons

In architecture school, the jargon his professors used—"fenestration," "trabeation"—seemed absurd to Matthew Frederick. So 13 years later, when it was his turn to lead, the Cambridge–based architect did his students a favor. He distilled architecture into 19 simple lessons, from…

Material Witness

A touch of suede trim, reams of turquoise velvet, glimmers of mother-of-pearl. No, we’re not inside a style maven’s closet—we’re in an apartment in an 1860 brownstone, where the fashion-forward interior is no accident. The home’s owner and designer, Frank…

One Rehearsal, Five Ways

Once just simple sit-downs for the wedding party, rehearsal dinners now run the gamut in size, cost, and theme. But there’s one rule that hasn’t changed: "The evening should reflect the couples’ style—and that of their families, if they’re hosting,"…

Outside the Box

Every summer, Phoenix-based architect Darren Petrucci, 42, his wife—art and architectural historian Renata Hejduk, 43—and their Labrador retriever, Angus, make the 2,300-mile exodus from the dry Arizona desert to lush Martha’s Vineyard. Their destination isn’t the usual cape or bungalow….